Luncheon Fireside Chat Keynote Speaker
Robert Haddow Beaven
Better Man Movement
Focused on Inclusion, Equity and Diversity as an Advocate in Training.
As the COO/CRO of Jennifer Brown Consulting and a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner, Robert Beaven oversees all JBC company operations with a focus on strategic business development, operational effectiveness, and organizational culture development. He is an adept cross-team facilitator who enables diverse groups to collaboratively align to ensure effective change management and thoughtful, impactful integration.
A self-described “Ally-in-Training”, Robert holds a BS in Authentic Leadership and Organizational Development and is earning his MBA with a graduation date of October 2021. He believes that it is the responsibility of men, who most often hold positions of power, to use that power and their privilege to drive positive change and ensure everyone feels Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard at work. By meeting C-suite leaders where they are and without judgment, his goal is to help them see workplace dynamics through a new lens, so they can create more impactful organizations from the top down.
Robert is a Co-Founder of the Better Man Movement and the Better Man Conference, a national event which provides the resources, support, and community to engage men as allies in creating more inclusive cultures. He graduated and volunteers for the Mankind Project, a global organization that is focused on redefining masculinity.
Robert was involved in the early stages of business development for Jack Welch’s leadership training program, The Welch Way. He has also brought his operational and leadership skills to several startup organizations as a founding partner, and is Board Chair for several non-profit organizations.
Robert lives with his spouse and five children (a beautiful, blended family) in the Philadelphia area.